Manuel Matallana

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Manuel Matalla Gómez
Birth name Manuel Matallana Gónez
Born 1899
Madrid
Died 1956
Madrid
Allegiance Second Spanish Republic Spanish Republic
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1936-1939
Rank General
Battles/wars

Spanish Civil War

Manuel Matallana Gomez. (1899, Madrid – 1956). Spanish officer and lawyer. A son of a military officer, he joined the Spanish army and participated in the Rif War.[1] He supported the Republican government during the Spanish Civil War. In November 1936 he was a member of the general Miaja’s staff during the battle of Madrid.[2] After that, he was promoted to colonel and on July 1937 he was the chief of staff of Miaja during the battle of Brunete.[3] After that he was promoted to general.[4] On February 1939 he said to the prime minister Negrin that it was impossible to continue the war[5] and on March 1939 he joined to the conspiration against the Negrin’s government.[6] After the end of the war, he was detained and imprisoned by the Nationalists. He died in Madrid in 1956.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ es:Manuel Matallana Gómez
  2. ^ Jackson, Gabriel. The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939. Princeton University Press. Princeton. 1967. p.323
  3. ^ Thomas, Hugh. The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. 2001. London. p.690
  4. ^ Thomas, Hugh. The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. 2001. London. p.845
  5. ^ Jackson, Gabriel. The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939. Princeton University Press. Princeton. 1967. p.467
  6. ^ Beevor, Antony. The Battle for Spain. The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Penguin Books. London. 2006. p.389
  7. ^ Thomas, Hugh. The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. 2001. London. p.923

References[edit]

  • Beevor, Antony. The battle for Spain. The Spanish civil war, 1936-1939. Penguin Books. 2006. London. ISBN 978-0-14-303765-1
  • Thomas, Hugh. The Spanish Civil War. Penguin Books. 2001. London. ISBN 978-0-14-101161-5
  • Jackson, Gabriel. The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939. Princeton University Press. Princeton. 1967.